Creativity and Innovation

Major: Creativity and Innovation
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0 - 46.5
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 13.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9199

About the Program

It is essential in today's world of increasing complexity, change, and competition that school and business leaders, as well as teachers and employees within their schools and organizations, engage in creative problem solving and new idea generation to solve evolving issues that arise within their work settings. They also need the skill sets to present their innovations to key decision makers within their schools/organizations for implementation. The MS in Creativity & Innovation (C&I) provides principals, CEOs, teachers, managers and other employees with creativity content and competencies to do just that. By internalizing the spirit of creativity and the principles of creative problem solving, program participants are transformed into change leaders capable of overcoming the status quo to implement their innovations and inspire new directions and visions.

Creativity is multidisciplinary – it is in all professional fields from chemistry to engineering, from education to computer science, and from sociology to business. Upon successful completion of this master's degree program, students will be able to create solutions to address problematic situations within various settings. Program completers will also enable their organizations to foster creative and innovative environments while developing other creative problem-solvers within their workplaces.

For more information, visit Drexel University Online's MS in Creativity and Innovation website.

Degree Requirement

Required Courses
Students will complete a total of 45 credit hours consisting of eight core courses, a capstone sequence, and four concentration courses in an approved or customized area.
CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0
CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
CRTV 610Creativity and Change Leadership3.0
CRTV 630Global Perspectives on Creativity3.0
CRTV 640Creativity & Innovation: 1500-Present3.0
CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0
CRTV 660Diagnostic Creative Intervention3.0
Capstone9.0-10.5
Capstone Research
Students have the option to select from one of the following capstone tracks.
Practitioner Track
Practitioner Capstone Course I
Practitioner Capstone Course II
Thesis Track
Thesis Capstone Course I
Thesis Capstone Course II
Lesson Study Track
Lesson Study Capstone Course I
Lesson Study Capstone Course II
Concentration Course Options (See listing of possible concentrations below). 12.0
Human Resource Development
Foundations of Human Resources Development
Leading and Evaluating Change
Coaching and Mentoring for Sustainable Learning
Development of Human Resources
Principles of Adult Learning
Global & International Education
Introduction to Global, International & Comparative Education
History and Theory of Comparative Education
Culture, Society & Education in Comparative Perspective
Globalization and Educational Change
Education and National Development
Higher Education
Foundations of Higher Education
Governance, Management & Administration in Higher Education
Higher Education Law
Principles of Adult Learning
Higher Education Career Development
Learning Technologies
Learning Sciences and Instructional Design
Technologies for Performance Support
Introduction to Instructional Design
Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience
Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning
The Purpose and Business of E-Learning
Learning in Game-Based Environments
Foundations of Game-Based Learning
Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning
Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture
Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Custom-Designed Concentration
A custom-designed concentration will consist of 12 professional electives that will be selected in consultation with the Program Director and/or Advisor. You may also choose to declare a Graduate Minor.
Total Credits45.0-46.5

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0
CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
CRTV 640Creativity & Innovation: 1500-Present3.0
Concentration Course or Professional Elective 3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0
Concentration Course or Professional Elective 3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
CRTV 630Global Perspectives on Creativity3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
CRTV 660Diagnostic Creative Intervention3.0
Concentration Course or Professional Elective 3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 6
EDU 780Capstone Research3.0
Concentration Course or Professional Elective 3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 7
EDUP 780, EDUT 780,
or EDUL 780
Practitioner Capstone Course I
Thesis Capstone Course I
Lesson Study Capstone Course I
3.0
CRTV 610Creativity and Change Leadership3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
EDUP 781, EDUT 781,
or EDUL 781
Practitioner Capstone Course II
Thesis Capstone Course II
Lesson Study Capstone Course II
3.0-4.5
 Term Credits3.0-4.5
Total Credit: 45.0-46.5

Education Faculty

Jennifer Adams, EdD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Comparative and international education; Poverty and education; Child welfare; Educational policy.
Ayana Allen, PhD (Texas A&M University ). Assistant Professor. Urban education; Identity construction in school contexts; Urban school transformation.
Kristen Betts, EdD (George Washington University). Clinical Professor. Higher education administration and governance, online blended education, instructional design and educational technology, program assessment and evaluation.
José Luis Chávez, EdD (University of Southern California). Clinical Professor. Higher education leadership and administration.
Rebecca Clothey, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Associate Professor. Comparative and international education, education of ethnic and linguistic minorities, sociology of education.
James Connell, PhD (Louisiana State University) Clinical Director and Research Fellow, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Associate Professor. Identifying the variables that influence adult behavior change in community settings; autism intervention; widespread dissemination of evidence-based interventions in school and community settings.
Kareem Edouard, PhD (Stanford University). Assistant Professor. Educational technology; internet-based STEM learning; equity and inclusion in STEM education
Salvatore V. Falletta, EdD (North Carolina State University). Clinical Professor. Human Resource intelligence (i.e., HR research and analytics practices); HRD assessment, measurement, and evaluation models and taxonomies; organizational diagnostic models; web-based employee and organizational survey methods, and computational modeling.
Aroutis N. Foster, PhD (Michigan State University). Associate Professor. Educational psychology and educational technology, especially the following: Motivation; Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK); Immersive Interactive Digital Environments (simulation, games, virtual realities.
Kathy Geller, PhD (Fielding Graduate University). Associate Clinical Professor. Educational leadership and management.
Rajashi Ghosh, PhD (University of Louisville, Kentucky). Associate Professor. Mentoring and leader development, workplace Incivility, workplace learning and development.
John M. Gould, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Harrisburg EdD Educational Leadership & Change Program. Associate Clinical Professor. Change leadership, curriculum re-design, the impact of technology on learning.
Mary Jo Grdina, PhD (Case Western Reserve University). Clinical Professor. Undergraduate studies, science education, curriculum design.
Dominic F. Gullo, PhD (Indiana University) Associate Dean of Research. Professor. Studying the relative and long-range effects of early schooling experiences in prekindergarten and kindergarten on children's achievement and social adaptation to school routine.
Penny Hammrich, PhD (University of Minnesota) Dean. Distinguished University Professor. Urban education; science education; genetics; gender equity; science knowledge for conceptual teaching; sport science.
Paul Harrington, PhD (University of Massachusetts, Boston) Director, Center for Labor Markets and Policy. Professor. Teen and young adult job access; economic outlook, college labor market; workforce development, planning, and development; vocational rehabilitation and job market transition.
Michael J. Haslip, PhD (Old Dominion University). Assistant Professor. Early childhood education, social and emotional learning, child guidance strategies, effects of public pre-school attendance.
Deanna Hill, JD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Clinical Professor. Higher education, international education, education law, education policy
Erin Horvat, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Professor. Urban education, access and equity, high school dropout, parent involvement/family involvement, community engagement in research.
Jennifer Katz-Buonincontro, PhD (University of Oregon) Associate Dean of Research. Associate Professor. Educational administration, leadership development, survey & instrument design.
Kristine Kelly, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Assistant Clinical Professor. Sociology of gender and development; anthropology of policy; comparative and international education; qualitative research methods; Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Cameron Kiosoglous, PhD (Virginia Tech University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Coaching development, measuring coaching quality, self-insight and reflective practices. Coaching leadership.
Valerie Klein, PhD (Amherst College). Assistant Clinical Professor. Mathematics learning and teaching; teacher's use of formative assessment in mathematics; creating opportunities for rich problem solving in the classroom; examining teachers growth and change; qualitative research methods.
Amanda Lannie, PhD (Syracuse University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Applied behavior analysis and special education; School-based consultation; system-wide interventions as a mechanism for delivery supports to all students; Designing effective and efficient interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders.
Vera Lee, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Practitioner Research in online courses to explore inservice/preservice teachers’ emerging understandings about issues of diversity; the development of information/digital literacies of urban youth; English language learners.
Bruce Levine, JD (New York University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Educational policy, school law, public-private partnerships, intersection of business and education.
Kristine Lewis-Grant, PhD (Temple University). Associate Clinical Professor. Experiences of students of African descent at predominantly white colleges and universities, college access and college student development, youth civic engagement in urban school reform, qualitative research and evaluation.
William Lynch, PhD (University of Maryland). Professor. Curriculum and educational leadership, educational technology, distance learning policy development, higher and adult education.
Constance Lyttle, PhD, JD (University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University). Clinical Professor. Legal rights of gifted and talented children and children with disabilities; inclusive education of exceptional children; special education mediation; special education IEP/IFSP facilitation; resolution session facilitation
Joy Phillips, PhD (The University of Texas at Austin). Associate Clinical Professor. Visionary leadership in theory and practice, school reform as innovative problem-setting, thinking qualitatively about school reform. thinking about school reform by drawing, Educational Leadership Program Assessment.
Joyce Pittman, PhD (Iowa State University of Science and Technology). Associate Clinical Professor. Curriculum and instruction K-16; teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL); instructional design business education and administration; industrial and career technology; oral and written communication; research methodology; instructional and assistive technology assessment; online learning pedagogy
Kathleen Provinzano, PhD (Marywood University). Assistant Professor. Educational administration.
Lori Severino, EdD (Neumann University). Assistant Professor. Special education, differentiated instruction, reading, Wilson language, multi-sensory instruction, reading comprehension, assessment, adolescent literacy.
Jason Silverman, PhD (Vanderbilt University). Professor. Teaching and learning of advanced mathematical ideas (algebra and calculus); improving teachers' ability to orchestrate and sustain inquiry-based and discussion-based instruction; technology in mathematics education.
Brian Smith, PhD (Northwestern University) Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Professor. Design of computer-based learning environments, computer science education, human-computer interaction, creativity and innovation; design sciences; informal/everyday learning.
Toni A. Sondergeld, PhD (University of Toledo). Associate Professor. Cognitive and affective assessment development; program/grant evaluation; high stakes testing measurement; STEM education; urban education
Nancy Butler Songer, PhD (University of California, Davis). Distinguished Professor. STEM education, urban education, educational assistance
Bridget Sweeney Blakely, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Consultation; Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS); Response to Intervention (Rtl); Systems-level change; performance feedback
Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Early literacy development, learning differences, knowledge construction, urban education.
Sarah P. Ulrich, EdD (Saint Joseph’s University) Associate Dean of Teacher Education and Undergraduate Affairs. Associate Clinical Professor. Cross-cultural, language and academic development, school reform, teacher preparation, teacher retention, teacher residencies in urban contexts.
Sheila Vaidya, PhD (Temple University). Professor. Educational psychology, school psychology, research design.
Christina Vorndran, PhD (Louisiana State University) Program Director, Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. Associate Clinical Professor. Behavior analysis, single subject research methods, functional analysis
Christopher G. Wright, PhD (Tufts University). Assistant Professor. Engineering and science education, Urban education, elementary teacher education.

Emeritus Faculty

Fredricka K. Reisman, PhD (Syracuse University) Director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation. Professor Emeritus. Mathematics education, learning mathematics, mathematics pedagogy, teacher education, heuristic diagnostic learning and teaching, theory and research in creativity and applied creativity.
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